Every week, we highlight some of our favorite releases in a handy list. Although we try to cover as much new music as possible, there are so many stellar releases to talk about. Consider this our genre-diverse guide to songs we have on repeat.
Gianluca - "Estoy Bien" (ft. Big Soto)
Funsize - "Tedium"
Charge your batteries with this carefully building geometric equation, a sign of what’s cracking techno-wise in the Dominican Republic. –Caitlin Donohue
Armisticio - "Operadora Sensacional"
Quemasucabeza announced its newest signing, Armisticio, with a heroic, maximalist journey titled “Operadora Sensacional.” 21-year-old Chilean artist Matías Soto developed a five-minute track that unravels like an epic video game, with dynamic time signature and tempo changes, and numerous melodies in dialogue with each other. By the end of the song, we can almost picture the end credits rolling. –Cheky
Corina Lawrence - "La Descarriá" (ft. Miss Bolivia) (Uji Remix)
For his upcoming debut album on ZZK, Lulacruza member Uji borrowed the female empowerment anthem he produced for Corina Lawrence, “La Descarriá,” and took it to the dance floor with some help from rapper Miss Bolivia. The new remix returns to some of the rhythms used in South America to celebrate Carnaval, uplifting the lyrics as the celebration of freedom they represent. –Cheky
NewCastle - "Winter"
Uruguay might not be known for its contribution to power pop, but that’s not stopping NewCastle from dropping a propulsive single with hooky melodies and energy to spare. The home recording quality makes it even more jittery than it should be, perfecting itself through its imperfections. Crank it up and hit repeat. –Marcos Hassan
Las Ligas Menores - "Contando Lunas"
Four years after their debut album, Argentina’s Las Ligas Menores are back with a power pop number from Fuego Artificial. It’s a simple, hooky burst of energy that sparkles like the fireworks of a summer romance. –Isabelia Herrera
Omar Apollo - "Erase"
Omar Apollo’s buttery smooth vocals bloom on this goodbye to lost love. The 20-year-old Mexican-American artist’s searing falsetto will hit you right in the breakup feels. –Isabelia Herrera
J Balvin - "No Es Justo" ft. Zion y Lennox
J Balvin links with reggaeton royalty Zion y Lennox for a summery perreo breeze from his upcoming album Vibras. -Isabelia Herrera